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Does the Instructional Text feature exist in the new template editor?

Hi there,


I'm creating a template and trying to add instructional text.


I can't find this feature. Does it not yet exist in the new editor?

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Hi @Chrysanthemum Swingler 

Your link is the documentation for confluence server and not for confluence cloud. In cloud, the instructional text is called "placeholder text"

There is already another post, which answer you question, here

Confluence Cloud

  1. Create a new template (Click "Add or customize templates for the selected space" at the bottom of the Create dialogue)
  2. Add placeholder text to the template page from the menubar dropdown for template items
  3. Type the placeholder text you want to include on your eventual "other" page in to the box that appears
  4. Select the placeholder text and copy it to your clipboard
  5. Create/edit the page in Confluence where you want the placeholder text added
  6. Paste the placeholder text in the correct part of the page

Regards, Dominic

Just out of curiosity, where are the official docs for this feature buried? All I can find are the link I put above and a lot of community posts.

Dominic Lagger Community Leader Apr 02, 2020

The strange thing is, that I didn't found anything at all... just the other community post.

I think, there isn't any documentation for the placeholder text

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